By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 09 January, 2013
U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced yesterday that a Kodiak woman was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for two counts of Wire Fraud. This is the first of five defendants to be sentenced for her role in a scheme to embezzle almost USD 500,000 from Trident Seafoods.
Jamie Fathke, 29, of Kodiak, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline, to four months in prison for her role in embezzling USD 30,000 from Trident Seafoods.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aunnie Steward, who presented the case, between 2008 and 2010, the lead defendant Isairis Wolfe is alleged to have used her position as the book keeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak to write Trident checks to four of her personal associates; co-defendants Anne Wilson, Jeremy Smith, Valerie Olivares, and Jamie Fathke totaling almost USD 500,000. Specifically, Fathke worked with Wolfe to cash three fraudulent Trident checks drafted by Wolfe totaling USD 30,000 in March of 2009. Wolfe and Fathke shared the proceeds of the fraudulent checks.